Development & Communications Manager

RE-volv is a nonprofit climate justice organization that helps community-based nonprofits around the country go solar. While doing so, we educate community members about the benefits of clean energy, and train the next generation of clean energy leaders. RE-volv empowers communities by providing the upfront costs of installing solar energy systems to local nonprofits allowing them to immediately save on their electricity costs. This innovative solar financing model allows nonprofits to better use those dollars towards serving their community. With each nonprofit solar project, RE-volv aims to engage and benefit as many people as possible and in doing so, help change the climate and clean energy narrative in America. 

RE-volv is a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Innovation Network awardee, is an inaugural member of the White House National Community Solar Partnership, and winner of the OpenIDEO Climate Innovation Fellowship.


RE-volv seeks an experienced and highly motivated Development & Communications Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for a development and communications professional who has managed successful long-term fundraising efforts and overseen brand communications, preferably in the clean energy and climate justice space. The ideal candidate has extensive development experience with a focus on corporate giving, government grants, foundations, and major donors. They also have strong communications experience including managing ad campaigns, branding, and storytelling efforts. The Development & Communications Manager will lead RE-volv’s fundraising efforts, managing all aspects of our fund development strategy to raise our $2M+ and growing budget, with a focus on corporate, foundation, and individual donors. The Development & Communications Manager will also manage RE-volv external communications efforts including creating monthly newsletters, annual reports, and social media campaigns. The right candidate will be self-driven and have a strong background in clean energy, environmental and climate justice solutions; great time-management skills; a creative spark; attention to detail; and excellent writing and storytelling abilities. The goal is to use their exemplary communication skills to convey compelling stories of building power through solar energy in the communities we serve.  


Click here for more information or to apply. (Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter detailing relevant experience, salary requirements, and interest in the position via email to [email protected]. Please tell us how you heard about the job in your email. Deadline to apply is January 18th. All applications will be reviewed at that time. Please write “Development & Communications Manager Application - Last Name, First Name” in the subject line. No calls, please.). Position Details 

This is a full-time position which can be done from our San Francisco office or remotely. It requires creativity, independence, collaboration, and initiative. Compensation includes an annual salary commensurate with experience, benefits, and generous paid time off. RE-volv also provides the last Friday of every month off for personal care, which we call RE-charge Days. RE-volv allows flexible work hours and is committed to supporting a good work-life balance. Position starts as soon as possible.

Development Responsibilities (60%)

Develop and spearhead annual and long-term fundraising strategies in collaboration with ED

Research grantmakers and maintain up-to-date database of potential funding sources

Write letters of inquiry and grant proposals to corporate, foundation, and government funders

Research potential major gift donors and manage solicitation efforts

Work with ED to develop and maintain relationships with donors and grantmakers

Oversee donor stewardship process and materials development

Track and manage incoming donations; maintain donor database in Salesforce

Schedule and organize donor cultivation events

Manage grant reporting process 

Communications Responsibilities (40%)

Develop and oversee RE-volv’s communications strategy with team

Write RE-volv’s monthly newsletters and website copy; develop social media campaigns 

Manage RE-volv’s email list in Salesforce and Campaign Monitor and communicate regularly with constituents

Manage Public Relations, maintain relationships with journalists and pitch stories

Work with team to help implement marketing efforts for nonprofit solar customers including webinars, ad campaigns, and materials development 

Skills and Qualifications: 

5+ years of experience fundraising, cultivating donor relationships, and grant-writing required

2+ years of experience in marketing and/or communications

Proven track record of individually leading significant fundraising and communications efforts

Experience managing donor/subscriber information and grant applications in Salesforce

Deep understanding of the clean energy and climate justice funding landscape

Extremely well-organized and good at planning and meeting deadlines over long time horizons 

Exceptional writing skills; ability to clearly, concisely, and compellingly communicate with various audiences

Comfortable presenting to large and small audiences 

Ability to self-manage deadlines and tasks 

Demonstrated commitment to promoting renewable energy, mitigating climate change, and building an equitable and sustainable society 

Equal Opportunity 

RE-volv is strongly committed to equality of opportunity and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, genetics or other protected category. We endeavor to build a workplace environment that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-03 04:08:19 -0500